Well, it happened. Donald Trump is officially the president of the United States.
The billionaire businessman took the oath of office during an inauguration ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Friday. It was a historic event his election campaign rival, Hillary Clinton, attended as a visitor.
Clinton, the first female U.S. presidential nominee of a major party, arrived at the Capitol Building venue with her husband, former president Bill Clinton.
The Clintons were waiting for an usher to signal them over to their positions when a CNN camera caught the former First Lady take a deep breath before watching Trump — who called her a “nasty woman” during the raucous election campaign — become the country's 45th president.
Watch the moment at 0:07 in the clip below:
— CNN (@CNN) January 20, 2017
Wearing all white in a nod to women’s suffrage, Clinton was praised for her stoicism.
Hillary Clinton is a lot stronger than she'll ever get credit for.
— Fortune Feimster (@fortunefunny) January 20, 2017
An example of strength and class that made me cry: @HillaryClinton having to show up today as a former First Lady. Get that woman a martini.
— Jewel Staite (@JewelStaite) January 20, 2017
If Hillary Clinton can show up for #InaugurationDay all of those House Dems boycotting certainly could have. Today is about America.
— Abby Huntsman (@HuntsmanAbby) January 20, 2017
The former Democratic presidential candidate reiterated that message herself, saying she will continue to support the peaceful transition of power.
I'm here today to honor our democracy & its enduring values. I will never stop believing in our country & its future. #Inauguration
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 20, 2017